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How to become a structural engineer


Apprenticeship route

You can become a structural engineering technician by undertaking an apprenticeship. This is a more applied route than the traditional academic one.


Academic route

There are lots of degree courses that will set you on the path to becoming a professional structural engineer. The type of programme you choose will depend on your career aspirations.  

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Ipad-2.pngBecome a member of The Institution of Structural Engineers

Membership of the Institution is highly valued. You can join at any time. More than any other professional structural engineering qualification, membership will give you an international passport to practice.

When you become a member, you join a worldwide community of professionals. Membership is only achieved by the best creative engineering minds. Many engineers see membership of the Institution as their highest demonstration of professional achievement.

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